Friday, October 13, 2017

Chasm Interrupted..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





I am on a roll with these abstracts now, hope you are not sick of them.
This one was a challenge..

As you will see from the step by step page below, it began as a full sheet of Sennelier paper on which I had done a quick demo for an art group years ago. 

 I am going through all my old filed paintings and reconstructing them. I hate to waste this wonderful substrate.

So...  I first turned the old demo upside down before deciding to cut the paper in half vertically.

I find if I view an old image upside down first it changes my perspective on that piece, and I begin to see possibilities for another painting.

This one, as with my previous posts, changed a great deal throughout the process of painting it. I could easily have gone with a horizontal format, but in the end, decided on this vertical.
I am constantly rotating the work as I paint.

This image is 10" x 25.5" unframed
$350 plus S/H


Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/chasm-interrupted-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true



See below for the thought process behind this pastel painting..

Thanks for visiting..









Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mantled Epoch..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews







Mantled Epoch is cut from the same paper as the previous post. I am glad I stuck with this set of abstracts, always a little worrying to rely on one's design sense, but I do love that 'angst' in my art.

 I began (after I had cut the full sheet in half as with my previous painting) by turning the remaining 'demo' image upside down. 

As I worked by blocking in some hefty darks, I rotated every few minutes, and kept doing that till I settled on a pleasing composition.

Just by rotating the piece as I progressed, I saw so many opportunities evolve. Each rotation looked so different, and the focus became a different area of the painting.

 I had a hard time, as with my previous post, to finally decide which rotation pleased me the most.
Eventually it was this one.

See the process of my thinking below, remember I had no reference with any of these abstracts, I just 'went with the flow' so to speak (pun intended).

This piece is 13" x 19" unframed
It is a pastel on red Sennelier paper.

$350 plus S/H

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/mantled-epoch-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true







See the stages of this painting below..
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Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cavernous Tumble..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



This painting started as a demo start, only partly done, and I did not want to toss the great paper.

It was a full sheet of reddish  Sennelier paper, which I turned upside down and cut in half so I have two pieces I can work on. (there will be another painting coming up soon from this paper)

I liked the color contrast in the demo, so just went with it.

I wanted to abstract my image (though) and after my France workshop last May and a visit to some amazing caves, I felt this image could be an 'echo' of that .

See all the steps below, to better explain.

This image is 13" x 19.5" unframed

$350 plus S/H

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:




                             Below is a little on the thoughts behind my process. 

As a finished painting the sheet directly below shows the image in all directions. I could still change my mind on this, it's an easy thing to erase my signature and place it elsewhere if I decided to perhaps go with a vertical format, I will have to live with my chosen top image for a few days and see how I feel.









The sheet below is my whole thought process throughout this painting. From an old demo partly done on a full sheet/cut in half/turned upside down/ and then gradually working around the shapes in a new painting.





Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Above, Below and Beyond..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


I decided to pastel over a very banal tree landscape I had done in a quick demo years ago.

I have just attended an abstract workshop and I guess that is still n my mind, even though it was a watercolor workshop.

 I needed a break away from pretty landscapes, and this is what I came up with.

Totally intuitive, no preconceived plan.

I did this on Sennelier paper in pastels.

It measures 11.25" x 25.5" unframed

$350 plus S/H

I am also posting my decision planning on the rotation of this design, I was pleased with it in every position actually, but decided on the above. 

See what you all think, do you agree?


Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:









Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

On A Clear Day..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



This is a small pastel piece I did yesterday. It measures 7.5" x 7.5" unframed

$125 plus S/H






                          Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:


https://fineartamerica.com/featured/on-a-clear-day-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true













Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Trail Shadows..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



I am sorry I have not posted in a few days, I was attending a fun workshop with Mary Ann Beckwith.. 

I think there will be a few abstracts coming up in my future posts.. She LOVES color as do I, and I was enthralled with our daily fun!
I have a lot of unfinished pieces I need to complete, so keep an eye out..

However, this painting was one I had almost finished prior to that workshop, and I just made a few changes on it today ready to post.

It's a watercolor on Arches paper unframed.

9" x 24"

$325 plus S/H


Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:





Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com



Saturday, September 30, 2017

Overflow..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





I did a scene similar to this in pastels on Sunday at a Paint around.. Great fun.. I did not get a photo of the finished piece and thought I would just do a watercolor of that area again today.
You know me and water!


                                                 This one is on Arches paper and is unframed

                                                                      Image size is 9" x 24"
                                                                       $325 pus S/H

              Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/overflow-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true



Below are some shots taken by an onlooker at the Paint Around recently, ( I am the one in all the hair) you can see some part views of my waterfall image going around. 

That image is sold.. 









Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com